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Bray SC Cruiser & Keelboat Regatta - Saturday 17th August 2019

Details of this year's Cruiser & Keelboat Regatta have been announced and may be found below. Entries may be made by clicking on the "Payments" button on the club's website.

NOTICE OF RACE

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

CHARTLET SHOWING POSITIONS OF FIXED MARKS 

ENTRY FORM (not required if registering online)

  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Women at the Helm event 2019 in Dun Laoghaire

Have you registered yet for the inaugural Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta ?

Around the country, women have been racing against each other for decades but this is the first time a regatta will be held at a national level, and the first time that clubs will compete against each other. The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta is an opportunity for women to set a new goal for themselves or to simply enjoy the fun of sailing together and encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club to regional event. Female helms currently stand out from the crowd, let’s change that and encourage women to take the helm.

All welcome

We aim to include all skill levels and interests with PY Dinghy Racing and ECHO Handicap Keelboat Racing, encourage teenage participation at a time when many young sailors are dropping out of sport, put on some non-racing options through the Cruising Association of Ireland (CAI), whilst all the while keeping a close eye on our environmental impact.

The event is open to all sailors aged 16+ and on into the 60+ ‘Silver Sailors’. All must have a woman as helm. Men are very welcome, but crew must be at least 50% female (including helm).

In addition, we have a goal of 50% female race officials and organisers. So if you’re not so sure about competing but would like to get involved with the race officials then please get in touch to talk about training opportunities.

Prizes

Among the prizes is the newly created Irish Sailing Perpetual Club Team Prize, the only Irish Sailing official interclub award, which is open to all members of Irish Sailing Affiliated Clubs that enter a team of three or more boats of any mix of class.

 

Being environmentally aware

As part of Irish Sailing’s Sustainability drive the event is registered with Sailors for the Sea Club Regattas and will follow strict eco-friendly guidelines with eco signs, no unnecessary printing, no single use plastic, easily acc

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Pico Club 2019 Information

Pico Club 2019 Information

Hi all,

I hope you're all keeping well and looking forward to the sailing season kicking off as much as I am! This message serves to provide information for the upcoming season of Pico Club, and in particular Pico Club Race Coaching. 

Just a gentle reminder, to participate in Pico Club, you must be a fully paid up club member! If you haven't renewed your membership yet, make sure to do so before next week. Details on how to do this can be found onwww.braysailingclub.ie in the membership section. Any questions, send me a message or email!

Pico Club
Regular Pico Club will run as normal for the coming season, with 20 sessions scheduled from May through to the end of September. Please make sure to arrive down an hour before the advertised time to get rigged and changed!

Pico Club Race Coaching
Last year, we brought in Race Coaching for our older, more advanced sailors and it seemed to work well. This year, we'd like to take it a step further and assign each week of Pico Club to a particular racing topic or skill, while also introducing the Pico Club Race Series.

There are 5 race days as part of the Pico Club Race Series. On these days, Juniors will come down as normal for Pico Club, but instead of a session on an aspect of racing, there will be races taking place that count towards an overall series. These races will not impact regular Pico Club, which will continue as normal.

After each race day, we will have a BBQ in the clubhouse for racers and regular Pico Club sailors, which parents and other family members are welcome to attend. There will be prizes issued for that day of racing. 

At the end of the season, results from all of the races will be pooled together to have an overall winner of the Pico Club Race Series.
The dates for the Pico Club Race Series are as follows:
 - Sunday 26th May (FG 1600)
 - Sunday 23rd June (FG 1430)
 - Sunday 21st July (FG 1330)
 - Sunday 18th August (FG 1200)
 - Sunday 15th September (FG 1100)

If you cannot make some days, do not worry! There will be prizes issued at the end of each race day and there will be discards too - so you could still be in with a chance of winning the overall prize!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
National Training Centre of the Year 2018 !

National Training Centre of the Year 2018 !

Some video from the event and photos from the well deserved celebrations !

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Few Santa's spotted sailing in Bray

Few Santa's spotted sailing in Bray

December 22 Fun Sail

Attached some shots from yesterday's Fun Sail - many thanks to Anne-Marie, Ed, Kevin and Larry for the photo's and to Liz and Frances for catering and Martin and Tom and Ian and Ed on rescue - and to all sailors for turning up in numbers and bringing great food for the occasion.

 

Ten boats on the water.

 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Job vacancies announced for Summer 2019

Job vacancies announced for Summer 2019

Bray Sailing Club is seeking applications from suitably qualified sailing instructors for the Summer of 2019. Please download and complete the booking form, which may be found HERE, and return it by email or post no later than Sunday  6th January, 2019.    

Monday, December 17, 2018

Winter Series 2019 January to March

Winter Series dates for first 3 months

Please click on the PDF of interest - January up to March 2019.

diary_2019_01.pdf

diary_2019_02.pdf

diary_2019_03.pdf

 

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Helmsman's Championships to be revived in 2018

After a gap of 15 years, the Junior and Senior Helmsman's Championships are being revived in Bray SC this year. An invited group of six sailors will contest each event, with the Junior event scheduled for 1300hrs on Saturday 13th October, and the Senior event starting at 1345hrs the following day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Change to schedule of races - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Change to schedule of races - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Amendments to race originally scheduled as follows:
Saturday 22 September 2018
12:45 Cruiser race: Long distance
This race now has a revised first gun at 9:00.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Keelboat Regatta Saturday 11th August

Bray Sailing Club's annual Keelboat Regatta will be held on Saturday 11th August. Please find race documents below:

Notice of Race

 Sailing Instructions

Entry Form

Chartlet showing fixed marks

Friday, August 3, 2018

Change to Schedule of races

In accordance with SI 3.2 and 3.3, notice is hereby given that, foillowing the postponement of the Keelboat regatta scheduled for Saturday 14th July, the schedule of races is hereby amended to include a Saturday series race with warning signal to be at 1130hrs on Saturday 14th July. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

At its meeting on 10th April 2018 Bray Municipal District  agreed a plan and to provide funding for the rejuvenation of Bray Harbour on foot of a proposal made by The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee.

The proposal involves providing protection of the harbour from East/Northeast by restoring the south harbour wall to approximately where it was before the collapse of the pier end and Lighthouse in 1957, training and deepening the river to provide a deep water channel navigable at all stages of the tide and restoring the overall depth of the harbour to 3 hours either side of HW

This will enable the provision of a deep water berth for visiting coastal cruise ships carrying up to 200 passengers , deep water pontoons in the river channel for local harbour users, visitors and marine leisure commercial providers. It will also provide for an increased number of safe revenue generating moorings.

The provision of pontoons will mean that local people and visitors wishing to take to the water will now have easy inexpensive  access to marine leisure activities at all stages of the tide.

This development , especially the pontoons, will give impetus to significant opportunities in the growing marine leisure commercial activity generating both increased spend and job numbers in the local economy.

For existing harbour users it will mean safe moorings navigable for longer and the possibility of being able to use boats all year.

There are very significant economic benefits to the local economy in terms of visitor spend, direct earnings from visitor mooring fees and increase in number of moorings available for letting.

The proposal also envisages the creation of an urban space in the southwestern corner of the harbour. This has the benefit of not only creating additional amenity for local people and visitors but also provides a cost effective environmentally friendly means of dealing with the surplus sand to be removed from the harbour floor.

The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee  is made up of members of the Bray Harbour Action Group (representing harbour users) and four representatives from Wicklow County Council. The committee acknowledges the support of Wicklow Chief executive, Councillors and officials in achieving this positive outcome for Bray

The likely cost of the project is estimated at circa €1million

This development will not only transform the harbour area but it also has the potential to make Bray an attractive Harbour Town providing additional amenities for local people and attracting visitors by land and  sea.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sea Bray 2018 dates announced!

Our SeaBray Introduction to Sailing course for adults will take place on the weekend of 18th – 20th May.  The course starts at 7pm on the Friday and runs during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Call Philip on 086-8151700 for more information. 
Monday, January 8, 2018

We're recruiting!

How would you like to work for a club which has been nominated as Training Centre of the Year by Irish Sailing?

We're now recruiting sailing instructors for 2018 to help us run a busy Junior Training programme in a smaller family oriented club. We need a team of enthusiastic, committed, and personable instructors with a variety of experience to help build on the great reputation that Bray has developed over the last few years. 

You'll find an application form HERE which includes details of closing date and return email address. If you have any questions about our Junior Training programme, please email training@braysailingclub.ie and Jack, our Senior Instructor, will get back to you straightaway.

We look forward to hearing from you!        

Monday, December 4, 2017

Calendar files for 2017 sailing programme

You will find calendar files for Google and Outlook calendars for the 2017 cruiser and dinghy sailing programme available to download below.

Thanks are due to John Hayes for compiling these. 

Outlook Cruiser file 2017

Outlook Dinghy file 2017

Google Cruiser file 2017

Google Dinghy file 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Junior Training course details for 2017 announced!

We're delighted to announce details of our 2017 Junior Training programme, so please go over to our Sea School section to find the course calendar, booking form, and other useful information.

Please note that we will only accept bookings with a deposit of minimum 25%, and the balance of all course fees must be paid in full at least seven days before the course begins.    

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Open Dinghy Regatta 2016

Our annual Open Dinghy Regatta will take place on Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th August 2016. The Notice of Race is available to download HERE and the entry form will be posted here shortly.   
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Junior regatta 2016

Our Junior Regatta will take place on Thursday 21st July 2016. The Notice of Race is available to download HERE and the Entry Form is available HERE. Please note that entry forms for participants under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016
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